General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.

Briefing: Dairy in India

Held up as one of the world's key growth markets for the dairy sector, demand for packaged products in India is rising rapidly but there are significant challenges for investors, not least from local competition and supply chain infrastructure.

Nestle offloads baby food brands Alete, Milasan to BWK

Nestle has sold baby food brands Alete and Milasan to German investment firm BWK for an undisclosed sum.

just-food's pick: Top ten on-trend products at Natural Products Expo East

just-food's picks of products at the Natural Products Expo East that tap into the hot trends in US grocery.

Japan and growth

An economic malaise and unhelpful demographic trends have seen Japan lose its lustre in recent years. This management briefing looks at how the country's food manufacturers are looking abroad but also how there is opportunity within the market.

On the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend range

Diamond Foods expects to return to profitability in its new financial year, pointing to the benefit of an on-trend product portfolio in the...

Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility

After reporting a slump in Fonterra's annual profits this week, CEO Theo Spierings was at pains to tell the market the global dairy market w...

How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push

Japanese seasonings and frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto is expanding its overseas footing. The company became the US's largest ethnic foo...

Industry awaits WHO reply on beefed-up ad pledges

Companies including Nestle, General Mills and Mondelez International this week extended voluntary restrictions on how they market food to ch...

Focus: Does size matter for Thai Union Frozen?

Thai Union Frozen Products has rolled out an ambitious growth plan of hitting US$8bn in sales by 2020. The seafood group has embarked on wha...

BRICs and beyond: E-tail in China

Alibaba Group's massive IPO has underlined that the e-commerce trade in China is booming. Significantly for packaged food manufacturers, onl...


just the facts: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba 23 Sep 14

The successful completion of Alibaba Group's listing on the New York stock exchange has placed the firm - and e-commerce in China more broadly - in the spotlight. Here are just-food's top ten must-know facts on the Chinese e-tail behemoth.


Editor's viewpoint: Baptism of fire for new Tesco CEO Lewis 22 Sep 14

Tesco's dealings with suppliers appear to be at the centre of the latest problem to emerge at the UK's largest retailer. And it is an issue that has left many industry watchers left shaking their heads in bewilderment today (22 September).


Innovative Flavors & Ingredients for Meat Products

WILD’s on staff culinary chefs provide insight and creativity – offering our customers inn...

What role do promotions have in frugal times?

just-food's latest webinar brings in executive vice president of the International Consulting G...

What lessons can we learn from the E. coli outbreak? Your questions answered.

The recent E. coli outbreak has again raised food safety as an ...


General Mills to slash up to 800 more jobs

Katy Askew | 1 Oct 14

General Mills has revealed it will cut an additional 700 to 800 jobs, primarily in the US, as it works to reduce costs in the face of soft sales.


Mondelez to build US$90m Bahrain biscuit plant

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Oct 14

Confectionery and snack maker Mondelez International is building a biscuit plant in Bahrain as demand across the Middle East continues to grow.


United Biscuits owners "appoint bankers for float"

Katy Askew | 1 Oct 14

The private equity owners of United Biscuits, Blackstone Group and PAI partners, have reportedly appointed three banks to oversee a potential float of the McVitie's owner.

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Interview: Peter Meek, MD of Chobani Australia, part one 1 Oct 14

Dean Best

Chobani's rise in the US - and its problems in the UK - have been well-documented. But what about the yoghurt producer's business in Australia? Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, to discuss its performance in that market.


Sustainability Watch: Deanna Bratter, WhiteWave Foods 17 Sep 14

Ben Cooper

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.


Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO of US snacks group Wise Foods 15 Sep 14

Dean Best

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.

Finance watchdog launches probe into Tesco profit overstatement

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Oct 14

Tesco's troubles continued today (1 October) with its disclosure that the UK's Financial Conduct Authority is investigating the retailer's overstatement of its half-year profits.


Aldi reveals UK growth ambitions

Dean Best | 29 Sep 14

The discounter has, alongside its fellow German retailer Lidl, shaken up the UK grocery market. And today (28 September) it outlined plans to grow its business in the country further.


General Mills investors vote no to ditching GMO

Hannah Abdulla | 25 Sep 14

Genetically modified ingredients is a hot issue, nowhere more so than in the US. Most food makers in the country, through a number of industry organisations, maintain GMOs are safe and insist their use crop cultivation carry environmental and economic benefits. But, at General Mills' shareholder meeting this week, investors in the food giant were asked to vote on whether the company should no longer use the ingredients.

Bids submitted for United Biscuits

The private-equity owners of the UK biscuit maker are understood to have received first-round offers of over GBP2bn. However, Blackstone and PAI Partners remain open to listing the UK snack maker.

Dairy majors eye Brazil

European dairy companies Lactalis and Arla Foods announce investments, signalling growing interest in Brazil's dairy market.

Under-pressure General Mills moves for Annie's

The US food giant, facing stagnant US sales, has turned to M&A and struck a US$820m deal for local natural and organic food firm Annie's.

Change at the top at Danone

Franck Riboud is to step down from his role as CEO at the French food group, to be replaced by deputy Emmanuel Faber.

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